K. Hazel Kwon, Assistant Professor

Email: khkwon@asu.edu
Office: Room 372
Phone: 602.496.5268

Curriculum Vitae


K. Hazel Kwon is an assistant professor with expertise in quantitative social media research. Her research centers on social technologies with an emphasis on the dynamics in which networked environment influences audience engagement, collective sense-making, emotional contagion and news diffusion.

Kwon’s work is interdisciplinary, often involving information system scientists, computer scientists and mathematicians. The National Science Foundation and HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) have supported her research.

Her publications have appeared in multiple journals, including the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, Computers in Human Behaviors, American Behavioral Scientists, and Social Science Computer Reviews.

As an active researcher and scholar, Kwon has received numerous academic honors, including the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association, the Kappa Tao Alpha Research Award from National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Jung-Sook Lee Award from the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication, a top four paper award from the National Communication Association and a visiting scholar fellowship from the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Business, Ryerson University.

Kwon previously served as a graduate faculty affiliate at ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. Before joining ASU, she served on the faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She received a doctoral degree in communication with a minor in statistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011.